The Supreme Court today ordered court-monitored mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in an attempt to find a “permanent solution” to the decades-old case.The top court appointed a three-member panel, which will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice FMI Kalifullah and include Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.Let’s take a closer look at who the mediators are.Close Justice FMI Kalifullah related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Born in Tamil Nadu, Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifullah started practising law in Chennai. He was appointed as the judge of the Madras High Court in 2000. Later, he was promoted as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir during which time he travelled across the state to … [Read more...] about Know the Supreme Court-appointed mediators who will liaise on the Ram Mandir issue
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The Supreme Court collegium's decision of revoking the promotion of two High Court judges to the apex court has generated disquiet amongst the legal fraternity.The collegium on January 10 announced the elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna, a judge of Karnataka High Court.This decision was in contention with the December 12 decision of the collegium, which had recommended that Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, and Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court be elevated to the apex court.Close Let’s delve into the matter and take a look at what is causing the upheaval among the judges of the country’s top court. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot The … [Read more...] about Explained| Why is Supreme Court collegium in the line of fire?
Tribal groups across India have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on March 5 to protest a recent Supreme Court ruling which ordered the eviction of tribals and traditional forest dwellers from their natural habitat.Despite the top court staying the order until July 10, the tribals see the move as a temporary reprieve, fearing that the order will be overturned in the absence of a proper law.The tribal groups are now demanding that the Centre pass an ordinance to protect their rights. The apex court’s order is said to affect over 11 lakh tribals across 21 states.Close Let’s take a look at why the Supreme Court evicted tribals from their homes. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot What is the Supreme Court ruling?On February 21, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Navin … [Read more...] about Explained | Bharat Bandh on March 5: Why are over 11 lakh tribals across 21 states up in arms?
The Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment on September 6, decriminlising consensual sex in the LGBTQ community. However, it was held that bestiality will continue to be an offence under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). So technically, Section 377 has not been scrapped, it has only been read down.Now, let’s take a look at the legal fineprint and how this landmark verdict will make a difference on the ground.What does Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code entail?Close Section 377 of the IPC, titled “unnatural offences”, criminalises an individual for engaging in “carnal intercourse which is against the order of nature”. The punishment could be a term ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment; or punitive fine. related news Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship … [Read more...] about Section 377 verdict: What difference will it make on the ground?
The Supreme Court pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday, questioning the state's refusal to indict Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a 2007 hate speech case.The top court issued a notice to the UP government on the basis of a plea that challenged the Allahabad High Court's decision of accepting the state's refusal to grant a sanction to prosecute Adityanath in the hate speech case.The petition was filed by Gorakhpur resident Parvez Parvaz and Azamgarh resident Asad Hayat.Close A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, has issued a notice to the Director General of Police (Crime Branch), Gorakhpur District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police. related news Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship (Amendment) Bill … [Read more...] about Yogi Adityanath hate speech case: SC sends notice to UP govt